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Lutz's poison dart frog
Lutz's poison dart frog
Physical description
Binomial nameAmeerega flavopicta
HabitatTropical rainforest; mangroves
LifespanUnknown
Average Size2.5 cm (1 in)
Average weight3 grams
DietInsectivorous
Conservational Status
StatusLeast Concern
IUCN status3.1
Scientific classification
PhylumChordata
ClassAmphibia
OrderAnura
FamilyDendrobatidae
GenusAmeerega
SpeciesA. flavopicta
Distribution
Distribution of speciesBrazil

Lutz's poison dart frog, (Ameerega flavopicta), is a species of poison dart frog. It is endemic to Brazil. Lutz's poison dart frog is also the only dendrobatid that is semi-aquatic. A strong swimmer, it can outpace most other small frogs and can stay submerged for up to five minutes. It prefers to remain close to the surface, however. On land, A. flavopicta is shy and reclusive, but in water it is extremely bold.

It is of note that Lutz's poison dart frog has non-webbed, toad-like feet, but still manages to cruise through the water with surprising ease.

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